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2010-05-06 06:10:00

CERN Scientists said on Wednesday that the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is on track to make new and exciting discoveries about the origins of the universe. Reporting on the progress of the Big Bang project two months into the initial high-power phase of the experiment, scientists at the CERN research center said the multi-billion dollar machine was quickly proving its ability to expand the boundaries of physics. Oliver Buchmueller, director of one of the 6 detectors monitoring collisions in...

2010-04-08 06:40:00

Scientists at the European Center for Nuclear Research (CERN) have created 10 million miniature Big Bangs in one week using the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), a spokesman told Reuters on Wednesday. James Gilles told Robert Evans of the news agency that in the week following the LHC's first successful particle collisions at 7 terra electron volts (TeV), the device was "looking pretty good" and that CERN was "getting a mass of data for the analysts in laboratories all around the world to get...

2010-04-07 14:07:57

"Roadmap" for future efforts reflects public input In response to President Obama's Open Government Directive, the National Science Foundation (NSF) is finding ways to make its work more accessible to the general public. Through an Open Government Directive Plan being released today, not only will NSF continue to inform the public about innovative research it is funding at institutions around the country and make research results more available, it will also improve transparency and better...

2010-04-01 06:25:00

A day after achieving beam collisions at 7 terra electron volts (TeV), physicists at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) have begun efforts to increase the Large Hadron Collider's (LHC) output from 50 collisions per second to 300. "We are moving to ever new frontiers of science," spokesman James Gillies told Robert Evans of Reuters on Wednesday, as he and the team of scientists operating the particle accelerator worked to overcome a series of minor glitches. "Nothing of what...

2010-03-23 12:20:00

Having already successfully completed an output of 3.5 trillion electron volts (TeV) using the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), officials at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) have announced plans to attempt collisions of at least 7 TeV on March 30. CERN made the announcement in a Tuesday press release, noting that they will look to utilize two beams, each reaching the 3.5 TeV output threshold. In preparation for the 7 TeV attempt, they LHC crew will be spending the next week...

2010-03-19 12:05:00

Officials at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) have created the highest energy levels yet achieved in a particle accelerator, recording a pair of 3.5 trillion electron volts (TeV) beams in their Large Hadron Collider (LHC) early Friday Morning. The 3.5 TeV readings are three-times larger than any achieved by a man-made device. CERN officials are calling it "an important step" in their research, during which they will try to recreate conditions similar to those found during...

2010-03-08 13:40:00

Big-bang experiments conducted at CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research) might be able to prove the existence of dark matter, claims the research center's director general. Speaking at a March 8 press conference, Rolf-Dieter Heuer said that experiments utilizing CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC) will attempt to recreate the conditions believed to have led to the "Big Bang" more than 13 billion years ago -- and in the process, could shed some light on the mysteries of dark...

2010-03-01 09:25:00

In a bid to discover the secrets of the universe, scientists have restarted the world's most powerful atom smasher, the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) said on Sunday. The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), a 16.8 mile underground tunnel located on the French-Swiss border near Geneva, produced its first beam of 2010 at 4:10 CET (0310 GMT). "The LHC is on its way again," said CERN in a tweet on its website. The 5.6 billion dollar LHC was shut down in December to get it ready for...

2010-02-22 06:30:00

Scientists are preparing for a new crusade in the exploration of the secrets of the universe, when in the days ahead, they will restart the world's most powerful atom-smasher, the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) said on Sunday. The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), a 5.6 billion dollar project, was shut down in December to ready it for upcoming collisions at unprecedented levels of energy. It was run for a few weeks after being repaired from a 14 month breakdown. The LHC, a...

2010-02-04 15:13:57

Agreement will offer free access to new computational and collaborative services to accelerate scientific discovery for research communities. Microsoft Corp. and the National Science Foundation (NSF) today announced an agreement that will offer individual researchers and research groups selected through NSF's merit review process free access to advanced cloud computing resources. By extending the capabilities of powerful, easy-to-use PC applications via Microsoft cloud services, the program...

Word of the Day
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.